Concert from woodwind and brass ensembles will soothe the soul

Photo courtesy of Southern Utah University, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Featuring many familiar works, as well as the premiere of a student-composed piece, the Southern Utah University woodwind and brass ensembles will perform various numbers that highlight the woodwind and brass instruments Thursday at 7:30 p.m. This free event will take place in the Thorley Recital Hall in the music building on the university campus.

Shianne Ogzewalla, a fourth year music education major from West Jordan, will play the flute and piccolo. She said she looks forward to listening to the Brass Ensemble and sharing what the Woodwind Ensemble has prepared throughout the semester.

“The community should look forward to the diversity of the pieces from each ensemble and a little twist in the woodwinds, something we’ve never tried before,” Ogzewalla said.

Musical numbers from the Woodwind Ensemble include “Minuets 1 and 6″ by G.P. Telemann, “Album Leaf” by Hans Sitt, and “Rialto Ripples” by George Gershwin.

The Southern Utah University Brass Ensemble is a quintet made up of the university’s finest brass players. The Brass Ensemble includes Austin Clark and Laura Bird on trumpet, Brayden England on the French horn, Robert DeBry on the trombone and Jacob Austin on the tuba. Trumpet players Austin Clark and Laura Bird are veterans of the ensemble and have helped refine the group’s classic sound.

The Brass Ensemble portion of the program is made up of a variety of music, including traditional brass quintet works, as well as more contemporary sounds. “Brass Quintet No. 1, Op 5″ by Victor Ewald, “Quintet” by Michael Kamen and “Escape” by Kevin Mckee will be included in their performance.

The Brass Ensemble will also premiere Southern Utah University trombonist Robby DeBry’s original work, “Atitlán.”

Join the woodwind and brass ensembles for an evening of music you will not forget as they perform these challenging pieces.

About the Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts

According to a press release from Southern Utah University, the College of Performing and Visual Arts is composed of nationally accredited departments of art and design, music, theatre arts and dance, as well as graduate programs in arts administration and music and a center for Shakespeare studies.

More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College of Performing and Visual Arts. Over 1,100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The college presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations and exhibitions each year. Affiliate organizations include the Southern Utah Museum of Art, Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company. For more information, go to the College of Performing and Visual Arts website.

Event details

  • What: Southern Utah University woodwind and brass ensembles performance.
  • When: Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Thorley Recital Hall in the music building on the university campus.
  • This event is free and open to the public.

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